Category Archives: Newspapers

Digital Issues of the Biblical Recorder

The Biblical Recorder is a weekly newspaper published by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  The paper was founded in 1845 and was a major news vehicle for Baptist preachers.   More information about the history of the paper can be learned from it’s Wikipedia entry.

Recently added to the NCGenWeb Digital Bookshelf are links to online, digitized issues of this paper that span 1889-1917. The paper is filled with information that can contribute to your family history research and is worthy of checking out.

excerpt from the Biblical Recorder


Index to the Durham Herald

Your site coordinator is going to try and do a better job of posting updates here on the blog. 🙂 I add resources quite often, but for some reason don’t do the update.

A new addition to the Bookshelf today is a few volumes of an index to the Durham Herald newspaper of Durham.  These were compiled by staff at the paper.  It seems that there are both name & subject indexes.  They include information from articles and photographs from the local and regional editions of the Durham-Herald and the Durham Sun.   The scope of the index focused on articles of local interest.

At the time of this writing, a few have been uploaded to the Internet Archive including:

In the Name index you’ll find the person’s name, followed by notes and symbols telling you more about the news item.  Here are examples for obituary listings  of Ms. Alberta Council Leak and Facious Shaquitta Leak:

Alberta’s obituary appeared in the May 26th, 1984 issue of the Durham Herald, 2nd Edition, Section C, Page 8, and the “O” is for obituary.   Now that we know this information, it makes requesting it from the Durham County Public Library all that much easier.

These have been added to the Newspapers page and the list will be updated as I learn of new additions.  Enjoy!